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Pregnant woman killed for objecting to smoking in train

Press Trust of India  |  Shahjahanpur (UP) 

A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a said.

On Friday night, Chinat Devi (45) was travelling with her family in the general bogey of Punjab-Jallianwala Express when she objected to a co-passenger, identified as Sonu Yadav, smoking, station In-charge, Shahjahanpur, A K Pandey said.

After a heated argument, Yadav attacked the woman and strangled her, Pandey said, adding that the train was stopped at Shahjahanpur and the woman was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared her dead.

The deceased and her family were on their way to for taking part in Chhat puja festivities, Pandey said.

The accused was arrested and the body was sent for post-mortem, he said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 15:35 IST
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